Rex Idaminabo. africanachieversawards.orgAFKI Original
Ponte City towers over Hillbrow, Johannesburg, photographed at night from the Yeoville ridge. Photo: dlalanje.org
Ivor Ichikowitz, foreignpolicyjournalAFKI Original
Staff, 3:35 am
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari received mixed reviews on his performance from analysts of his first 100 days in office. The 72-year-old will celebrate the milestone Saturday, after his presidential inauguration on May 29 marked the first democratic transfer of power in Nigeria’s history. Buhari has taken steps to crackdown on the West African nation’s corrupt bureaucracy and Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency.
Staff, 3:15 am
Australian mining companies operating in Africa have the potential to unlock almost $700 billion of mineral wealth, an industry group says. Australia Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG) chief executive Trish O’Reilly says there are more than 200 Australian companies involved in mining extraction and services activities in Africa
Staff, 2:50 am
As WhatsApp launches its web app for iOS – porting the 900 million-strong messaging service to allow iPhone users to send and receive messages through a browser – the top country it’s used in (South Africa) offers a timely reminder of just how good a messaging service it is. It is often the first or second app people install on their new smartphones, research shows.
Staff, 2:06 am
This is indeed distressing because the economy of Nigeria is worsening by the day and now appears to be heading into a deep recession. Any gains made by the Nigerian Stock Market in anticipation of a new era of government have been lost. The Nigerian currency, the Naira, has managed to remain stable only with the help of the Central Bank,
Staff, 6:18 pm
Prices for platinum — which is mainly used in jewelry and catalytic converters for vehicles — have dropped by about 40 percent since 2011, and are at their lowest in six years. South Africa, which produces 70 percent of the world’s platinum, was also hit by a damaging five-month strike by 70,000 platinum miners in 2014.
Joe Kennedy, 5:00 pm
Namibia is well-known for its adrenaline adventures, dramatic landscapes, and incredible wildlife, but it’s also a place to relax and rejuvenate. Fortunately, the wellness industry is booming and fantastic spas continue to open up around the country. Here are some of the best spas in Namibia that you have to try.
Dana Sanchez, 2:07 pm
Fitch Southern Africa has cancelled its registration as a credit rating agency. The “Big Three” global credit rating agencies—U.S.-based Standard and Poor’s (S&P), Moody’s, and Fitch —have come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the global financial crisis. Fitch holds a negative outlook on South Africa’s sovereign rating of BBB, which is two levels above junk, and was due to publish an assessment in December.
Dana Sanchez, 1:05 pm
Letwina Fushai lived in luxury in an unstable African country, and she has been among the working poor in one of the richest countries in the world. Now she’s ready to make her next transition — to published author — with a little help from crowdfunding. Her book, “Bhindy: Her African Dream” tells her story through the tradition of African folklore.
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